Pomsky is a mongrel Husky that has rapidly gained the love of many dog breeders. These cute dogs leave no one indifferent. The hybrid has inherited the best features of its exterior and character from its forebears.

History of Origin

Interspecies hybridization and crossbreeding in dog breeding has been used since ancient times. The purpose of crossbreeding is to obtain new working traits, character traits, or exteriors. The resulting offspring combine the traits of a pair of parents or several breeds involved in the process of breeding a new breed. Pomsky-1

Pomsky was specially bred as a cute miniature companion. For this purpose, representatives of the Pomeranian Spitz and Siberian Huskies were crossed. Small dogs with a characteristic Husky appearance are often confused with other mestizos of this breed – Alaskan Kai and Siberian Mini Husky.

The first recorded information about the pomsky was on the Internet. One user under the nickname Tammy contacted the veterinarians at Justanswer.com with a question about possible breed diseases and the nature of the mixed Pomeranian and Husky his family was planning to take from the shelter. The Internet immediately ignited a heated debate about the possibility of such a hybrid – because the parents of the baby are very different sizes.

In the network began to appear hundreds of photos of this mythical breed, but none of them was captured pomski. However, the idea of creating a rare breed inspired breeders, and they began experimenting.

In 2011, a well-known breeder Teresa Peterson from Burnsville (North Carolina, USA), specializing in breeding Huskies, became interested in the possibility of breeding a new breed, and after 2 years the first litter was obtained. The puppies were officially registered.

Many breeders followed Peterson’s example, and after a while there was a need for an organization that would oversee their activities. So, in 2013, the American Pomski Club (ACCA) was organized, whose goal was to maintain breeding at a high level and to have the Pomski recognized as an independent breed with its own standard.

So far, the Pomski is not recognized by any dog breeding society, and the breeders are supported only by the RCA and ACNS – American Hybrid Kennel Club.

Pomsky Breed Description

The appearance of hybrids varies, depending on the dominance of the genes of one or the other parent. The instability of the exterior is also due to the fact that two purebred parents are involved in the creation of the Pomski.

As a rule, a male Pomeranian Spitz is chosen for mating, and a female Husky, so that there are no problems with carrying puppies. The hybrid is obtained by artificial insemination. By mixing, the parents’ genes give the traits of the four breeds, which is why it is so difficult to predict the end result.

For convenience, all the endless variations of pomsky breeders divided into 5 groups. The first of these is the Foxy Pomski, and the dog looks as follows:

  • An elongated body, like a husky;
  • thin, spitz-like skeleton characteristic of a spitz;
  • pointed muzzle;
  • floppy ears;
  • Smooth, medium-length, reddish-red fur.

The second group is the Teddy Husky – the dog possesses:

  • The compact body of a Pomeranian;
  • has a short muzzle;
  • a thick, coiled tail;
  • long, soft fur;
  • The color of the dog is characteristic of the Husky.

The third category includes the White Pomski, which is considered an extremely rare variety and has the following appearance traits:

  • Larger than the other varieties;
  • Smooth, short hair of solid white color;
  • a fine, graceful muzzle.

The fourth group is the brown blue-eyed Pomski – a rare combination of blue husky eyes and brown coloring. Distinguished by:

  • A dense body with a strong backbone;
  • Medium length muzzle;
  • Nose mirror, pigmented brown;
  • A coat that has a thick undercoat, a mid-length lambskin; Pomsky-2.

And the fifth group includes the short-haired pomski, a less sought-after variety because it resembles a tiny husky with a short, dense coat.

The size of mestizos also varies. They can be small and quite large. To get an idea of the size of an adult hybrid, you need to divide the sum of the height at the withers of the parents of the puppy by half.

Weight 5-10 kg, height at the withers 30-40 cm. Size depends on the sex of the puppy, the dominant gene complex of one of the parents. In the first litter, puppy sizes can be predicted, as the parents are purebreds. In the second litter, the variation is higher, as F1 poms (first litter) are involved in the mating.

The eyes can also have different colors:

  • Yellow-brown;
  • brown;
  • hazel green;
  • blue.

Heterochromia occurs when the iris color of the right and left eyes is different, which is often the case in huskies. With partial iris abnormality, spots of other colors are “scattered” along the main color background.

It takes some time for the eyes to get the final color. This is why the kennels make a waiting list. The buyer receives photos or videos of the available puppies to select the desired eye color.


The coloration of pomsky is varied. The most common is the coloration typical of a Husky with a mask on the muzzle. The torso has:

  • black and white;
  • gray-silver;
  • brown;
  • copper;
  • pale;
  • white color.

Occurs as a papal, and solid color. Less often – marbled.

Character .

Since Pomsky have no well-established characteristics, and the breed line is in the process of formation, there are no fixed character traits. A puppy can inherit both the nature of the mother, and personality traits of the father.

Energetic, independent, cautious, self-contained Husky character or dominant, cocky, noisy, but affectionate and loyal nature of the Pomeranian Spitz – no one knows in advance which one will win. But what Pomsky does not have is aggression. The dog is an excellent companion, ready to be with its owner all the time. Pomsky bravely rushes to protect the owner, forgetting about his “modest” size.

Dogs with an equal probability can inherit both positive and negative traits of character – a tendency to escape, a passion for spoiling things, “talkativeness”. Pomsky-3

Pomsky is great with children and pets, especially growing up around them. He has a cheerful and sociable disposition, even the dog’s loud barking is a desire to draw the owner’s attention to himself or the situation, rather than a sign of aggression.

The dog has adopted from the Spitz loyalty and love for the owner, but, unlike the Pomeranian, the desire to always be near is not as strong. Therefore, the Pomsky is ideal as a companion for families with children, as well as for singles who need to show love and affection.


Pomskies lend themselves well to training, as they are intelligent and shrewd. But there are also stubborn dogs who inherit the independent nature of the Husky. Pomskies are capable of non-standard solutions, which makes training difficult. For the dog to accurately and obediently execute commands, patience and a benevolent attitude are necessary. Rudeness can spoil the dog’s character – it will become irritable and withdrawn.

Pomsky is a little psychologist. He feels the emotional state of the owner and, with the wit and intelligence of a dog, acts accordingly. Therefore, you can not yell at the dog, let alone raise your hand. Although the pomsky’s nervous system is relatively stable, he can become resentful, stubborn and uncontrollable.

If the animal is difficult to educate, you should contact a professional. With benevolent and persistent training, you can wean the Pomski from barking all the time, and respond with a voice when needed or demanded.

Care and Health

Pomskies are not particularly demanding in terms of care. Their thick, soft coat has natural protection against dirt and getting wet, so the animal does not need frequent bathing. Pomsky needs to be bathed not more than once a month, using a special shampoo according to the length of hair. You can entrust this process to the staff of a grooming salon. Pomsky-4

In addition to the obligatory care of the ears, eyes and teeth, the pet needs a coat grooming. The pomsky should be combed out regularly 2-3 times a week, and during the seasonal molt daily. Particular attention should be paid to the areas around the muzzle and behind the ears, because there the long hair is prone to formation of tangles. Claws should be trimmed every 2-3 weeks as they grow.


Métis are quite healthy dogs, as they rarely inherit breed diseases typical of purebred parents. This phenomenon is explained by the effect of heterosis or “hybrid power”.

Breeders pay attention to the fact that the Pomsky is characterized by the formation of tartar, so you need to monitor the health of the pet’s oral cavity and regularly clean its teeth. In addition, the Pomski is prone to allergies, and older dogs may well have eye disease.

The Pomsky is not a “super-dog”, so it can get sick, but illnesses are usually caused by improper care or housing. The dog needs routine vaccinations, deworming, treatment for external parasites, and periodic veterinary exams. On average, pomsky lives from 13 to 15 years.


Pomskies are active dogs, so they need a complete, balanced, energy-rich diet. This can be accomplished either with a natural diet or with appropriate ready-to-eat foods.

With a natural diet, the following should be excluded from the diet:

  • fatty foods;
  • smoked foods; – cured foods; – sweets and pastries;
  • Sweets and pastries;
  • Raw meat or fish.

The diet must contain foods rich in vitamins and trace elements. The caloric content of food should be medium, which is regulated by the amount of carbohydrates. With natural feeding, it is obligatory to take vitamin and mineral complexes to fill the daily requirement for minerals.

Dry food makes it easier to feed your pets and does not require additional vitamins. The only thing is that when feeding dry food, the pet must have a sufficient amount of fresh water.

Ready-made diets are recommended to buy from the premium and super-premium category. When feeding “dry food”, you can diversify the menu with wet canned food with different flavors, but it is advisable to buy the same brand of wet and dry food.


The small size of decorative dogs allows them to feel comfortable even in a small city apartment. Dogs easily adapt to their new surroundings. The pooch should have an equipped sleeping place, toys, a place to eat.

These dogs are not adapted to life outdoors, and it is unlikely that the owner will keep a rare, expensive dog outside the house. It will be quite enough for the dog, provided that regular and long walks are taken.

Walk with pomski for at least 40-60 minutes, providing active playtime for the dog. In good weather you should go out for a walk 2-3 times a day, and in bad weather you can learn new commands with your dog at home. In addition to mandatory walks and outdoor games, you should engage in training, exercising or intellectual development with your dog.

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Pomsky puppy price

When ordering a puppy from foreign kennels, there are similar rules for signing up and waiting. The cost of a unique hybrid is $2,500 to $5,000.

Pomsky are beautiful, kind, affectionate dogs, capable of protection and friendship, but are more suitable for people who are active and agile, ready to give them a lot of time for exercise and walks.